A new Rasmussen poll released Thursday revealed that 40 percent of Democrats think that Vice President Mike Pence is qualified to be president.
The Rasmussen poll also shows that 63 percent of likely U.S. voters believe Pence can handle being president, but 32 percent say otherwise.
The Rasmussen Reports poll of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted between April 17 to April 18, 2017. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.
Pence made news earlier in the week when he cautioned North Korea, after the regime launched a failed nuclear missile test, not to test the resolve of the Trump administration.
North Korea responded that it would continue to launch missile tests on a routine basis despite the warnings of the vice president and played a simulation of what an attack on the U.S. from North Korea would look like.
Pence, wearing a leather bomber jacket, responded while aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan in Japan to U.S. servicemen Wednesday.
Pence said the U.S. will “work diligently” with Japan, China and other global powers to apply economic and diplomatic pressure on Pyongyang. But, he told the sailors aboard the vessel, “as all of you know, readiness is the key.”
“The United States of America will always seek peace but under President Trump, the shield stands guard and the sword stands ready,” Pence said.